First published: December 28, 2016, 7:20 AM IST | Updated: 13 mins ago
Representative image of train derailment. (Image: CNN-News18)
Kanpur: Seven persons were left injured as 12 coaches of Ajmer Sealdah Express Train derailed in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
The incident happened near Roora railway station in Kanpur Dehat district.
UP DGP Javeed Ahmed has confirmed the accident on Twitter.
“Derailment near Rura Kanpur. Rescue going on. 16 rescued admitted to hospital. No casualty so far,” he tweeted.
Derailment near Rura Kanpur. Rescue going on. 16 evacuated to hospital. No casualty so far.
— Javeed (@javeeddgpup) December 28, 2016
However, unconfirmed report say that 14 coaches of the express train have derailed leaving several injured.
#WATCH 14 coaches of Train no 12988 #AjmerSaeldah express derail near Roora (Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh). Several injured. pic.twitter.com/s3VRDUavlu
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 28, 2016
Earlier on November 20, fourteen coaches of the Indore-Patna Express got derailed, killing at least 120 and injuring 200, near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district Uttar Pradesh.